A Woman of Beauty With No Mercy

Artist: Alisa Amor 

Title: A woman of beauty with no mercy

Completed May 2018

Running Time: 9:34

Demo of the final number of the musical “Rosario.”  This piece will be performed by the entire cast. It is a celebration of the life of Rosario Castellanos and a song about the beauty and worth of woman of every age.

My intention is to create a moment of grace, revealing the authentic soul of Rosario and the strength of every woman.  The song ends with a chorus of “eternity,” closing the circle of “Rosario” with a moment of  freedom.

A Woman of Beauty With No Mercy

 

 

She glided past the galleries

I didn’t see her. I was late, just like you,

and all I saw was purple slowness

leaving in the air,

vibrations

the songs that they were singing

She was not late and she was

more than full of emptiness

She was more than a wedding

and more than a seed that’s growing

In to what is she blooming?

Flower of hope?

Or flower or mourning?

Dream, she’s not there. imagine, she’s not a memory

a substitution, invention, an anticipation

she says goodbye or tomorrow

If she smiles, she smiles from so far away

she must be just a memory, see her waving

she’s with her ancestors, they’re pale from dying.

Because she is not a swan. Because if you point at her,

you are pointing at a shadow.

In the deepest eye of the lake

she is the wake of a little boat that’s leaving.

And high up in the sky

she is the proof of the power of the wind.

I feel you, my beloved, your spirit I am calling.

I feel you, might be here this moment

forming a crystal, manifesting

a heart of fire.

The empty places you are living,we are calling eternity.

Original poem by Rosario Castellanos. Translation and music by Alisa Amor